SMOKERS ONLY (2003) An unreflective young hustler and a suicidal bohemian singer meet not-so-cute when she spies him servicing a client in a well-lit Buenos Aires ATM vestibule.…
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SMOKERS ONLY (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Erotic, Foreign Language; With: Cecilia Bengolea

An unreflective young hustler and a suicidal bohemian singer meet not-so-cute when she spies him servicing a client in a well-lit Buenos Aires ATM vestibule. Soon he's teaching her how to walk the walk, eager to let her in on the ''power'' of knowing what she's worth. It's a doomed love story in more ways than one: She can't separate sex from love; he's unable to love. And a film school's worth of visual tricks and mopey pretense doesn't make that seen-it-before premise any fresher.

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints